Episode #196: Still Scary part II

October 24th, 2016

GUEST HOST:  BOB FOSTER

  • Candyman
  • The Thing

We made an episode about movies for kids that can give you nightmares - here is the LINK for that...  What about kids seeing movies they are not old enough to handle?  These movies actually caused nightmares for Matt & his co-host.  Carrying over from our last episode, the creepiness of these works of terror persist in making you squirm in your seat a bit (if not a lot).  Cut off your hand and throw on a coat as we take you on another scary ride to round out October!!

Music note:  the Big Trouble in Little China track is from an artist called 331 Erock.  You can buy that album at CDBaby or on I-tunes.  Here one of many Halloween tributes he has done:  Halloween 2015.  All his songs kick ass!!


Note: Matt realized after that he mixed Conan the Destroyer with Red Sonja as he watched all 3 of those movies so much growing up:  Sandahl Bergman is the villain, not Sarah Douglass, and Mako is in the 2 Conan films.  We left that bit in there to show our mortality, that we are not the perfect beings that editing can have you believe.  

Links:  The RockNew Jack CityEvent Horizon.
Kurt Russell: Stargate (that page links to all other Russell episodes)
John Carpenter:  They Live (also Keith David), HalloweenBig Trouble in Lil China.
Ennio Morricone:  In The Line of FireFistful of Dollars.

Here's Baby Time.  You can find Auralnauts Star Wars from there! :)
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Episode #195: Still Scary

October 7th, 2016

GUEST HOST:  BOB FOSTER!!


  • Poltergeist (1982)

We did an episode about movies that were a bit scarier than intended.  As one grows up, some things don't affect us the same way, and we scoff at what bothered our child brains.  There are those few films, however, that continue to probe into our psyche and push our instinctual fear buttons in some form or other.  When a flick can still make you uncomfortable as an adult, that is quite a feat.  

Poltergeist was the 1st title to pop into this on our master list as it still kicks so much hinder!  Since we turned into babble fish over this masterpiece, you'll just have to wait until a few Saturdays for the next installment to round out this discussion on things that remain potent after plenty of other stories have attempted to stack up.  There was even a remake in the last year, and for those who have seen it - don't worry, we don't spend too much time on it...

**Here is the site where you can buy the t-shirt with the design used in the thumbnail:

http://theycutthepower.com/category/t-shirts/poltergeist-1982

After recording, Matt looked at the CinemaSins post for Poltergeist.  We assure you, he had 5-6 of the same thoughts independent of that video.  Great minds, eh?  We also assure you that we are open.  
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Episode # 175: Dark Comedy Duo

January 10th, 2016

Funny is funny and dark is dark, but can they hang out together?  The 80's and 90's brought us a definitive YES a few times.  Making death or deviance comical is no small thing, especially considering how few examples there are of this evil recipe being cooked so nicely in the years since these flicks.  Shaun of the Dead is dark and funny, but also has legitimate zombie action and drama in it.  Plus, we covered it in episode 2!

Beyond succeeding then, these movies are still funny and the production value holds up too.  Are they alone?  Has anything competed for the title in the last 20 years?  So I Married An Axe Murderer has this flavor, but is there a post-2000 equivalent?  Tell us all about it.  That is, after you listen to us tell you all about these 2 delights!!
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Episode #155: 80’s Teens Rue the Day

February 8th, 2015
Okay, sure... kids saved the day countless times and we talked about that plenty, but what about when teens DIDN'T?  

What about those college kids who turned up the Heat on that Top Secret government project that almost opened The Doors to their own Tombstones?

Or when that Young Gun just needed a Few Good Men to Stand By Him to help Flat-line a couple of Firstborns in that Dark City of Santa Carla?  And hoo boy, some Sleepers will Rush in and do anything for love.  Oh, what a night that was...  You will be Blown Away.  

We had WAY too much fun this week, so we had to cut the episode in two.  We also kinda went overboard in our appreciation of what will end up being the 3rd film in our next episode.  

What's that?  What is it?  Well, you'll just have to tune in two weeks from now & find out.  It is a Gleaming jewel in pile of Non-Very Bad Things during the Legend-ary 80's.  Til then, we're confident you'll savor every nostalgia-soaked minute of this week's offering.

 

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Episode #152: In A Word: Interview

January 11th, 2015
We were tempted to churn this episode out a couple of weeks ago, when a certain hackneyed debacle was the topic of much discussion.  As it turned out, the theater ban lasted less than a week, so it didn't matter (in this country).

We didn't want to spend the entire episode in the Pitts, so what would've been an episode comprised of our sluttish commentary on censorship, cyber-terrorism & entertainment ethics morphed into a much more upbeat chapter for our "In A Word" series.  

So just sit back, relax and come along as we Weave this good ole' fashioned Cruise in your mind.  Also, we made wild Rice.  There's no clever (& short) link for Anne Rice.. sorry.

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Episode #148: Movies You Love to Hate

December 7th, 2014
You know them, but do you love 'em?

This week it's a stroll down that alley painted in stark black & white.  No ambiguity for these. oh no.  

More often than not reserved for conversations revolving around Pink Floyd albums (here's a clip about the new Floyd album) or political leanings, the adulation & venom are flung freely in discussions like this week.  One can be either for or against these flicks, there are no Swiss in this mix.   No doubt many of you have bore witness to just such "discussions."  

So, put some milk on to boil, then stir in a couple'a spoonfuls of this episode to warm you on this chilly December night (or whenever/wherever you may listen).

PS: We snaffu'd a bit during recording:  It's Mike White from Gentlemen Broncos and Jerusha Hess is MARRIED to Jared Hess.  She's NOT his sister.
  
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Episode #144: Horrific Shuffle

November 8th, 2014
Yeah sure, it's November, but we're still gonna deliver one more HORROR-TASTIC episode since you've all been such good listeners.  We thought we'd end this debacle of debauchery & devilry Triforce style and set the player to RANDOM this week.  A mixed bag of treats.

However, we may have paid the price for such reckless abandon.  We thought to ourselves "Ello, we think we oughta fly about;" though we glimpsed such wondrous sights from this vista (demonic cats AND Proto-Otho), we may have flew a bit too close to the sun.  


Music note:   The theremin version of Sleepwalk is from this Youtube user:  TheHillabeans .  She has quite a selection of theremin tunes if you want to seek her out.  
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Episode #143: Messin’ with the Genre

November 1st, 2014
GUEST HOST:  JOE
Like William Shatner, horror has gone to such extremes that it now can refer to itself.  Like Leonard Nemoy, though it tries to deny it, it is often best when it just admits what it is according to the audience.  Through that, now horror can toy with the audience because so many things have been effectively set in stone.  We lined up 3 movies that have done this in the last decade, each with a different approach, different budget, and different levels of exposure and success.  

Once it is pointed at, some of these definitive moments can be quite funny to most people (not just us demented folk who always laugh at horror).  These films go so far as to cover a particular person in blood each time something happens.  Forget bullets, there is a bucket that has your name on it!  Enjoy the cinema slaughter.

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Episode #142: Remakes For Ever - Dracula

October 26th, 2014
1931  vs.  1992 *  vs.  2014

It is the ultimate eternal face off!!  Those who thought Dracula was dead were deceiving themselves.  It was just a matter of when.  With many different faces surrounded by black & red capes over the decades, the appeal of the concept crystallized by Bram Stoker will live forever in some form or other.  As the 'other' category of Dracula is punched this year, we felt it was our duty to check out the new blood (insert The Who clip here) to see how it measured up.  Can it cut it??

As the weeks of October blow away, we couldn't go without this comparison.  For those who enjoy the horror, we have 2 more weeks!!  For those who don't, please listen to our earlier episodes in the meanwhile.  

*Notes:  the adult film screening we briefly refer to had friends in it; it isn't like we're gonna start a series about it...

The legitimate trailer is up top for 1992, but we did find one comparable to the antics of the 1931 trailer.  See that here.  Also, here are a few moments from the promised Looney Tunes Dracula sketch.
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Episode #141:Friday vs. Elm Street

October 19th, 2014
They say "Third time's a charm."  So in this 3rd week in our celebration O' de Horror, we slashed through the pretentious red tape and gave you what you wanted.  Or at least, what we know you would've screamed for, had we not done it.

Whether it be Beatles vs. Elvis, Vans vs. Chucks or even Zepplin vs. Floyd (Don't ask us...that's too hard) there's always that question.  

For those of us fortunate enough to experience the 80's...in any version (formative years or otherwise) we salivated over this question like kids striving to make their Halloween candy last til Christmas.  It broke down social walls, established alliances & made us all yearn for that night when we would all file into a darkened midnight theater, turn our respective "Taste" dials down to ZERO and savor the succulent joy of the slaughter.

Plus, here is our Charity of the Week.

*Episode Image Note*  This week's image is taken from the amazing art of Tom Pollock Jr.  If you enjoy, head over to this site & give props.  

*correction:  Matt meant Paul Rodgers with Queen, not Roger Daltrey.
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Episode #140: You Had To Be There

October 11th, 2014
It is week #2 in our month-long celebration of Horror in film.  This week we're wrought with found footage and Catholic conundrums.  The topic:  Frightening for the Time.

The accolades (and criticisms) of many of a film are tied to the respective time of their release.  The Wizard of Oz bombed when originally released, yet is consider a technicolor marvel in retrospect.  Stay tuned, because we plan on having a whole episode dedicated to the topic of "Bombed on Release" 

Most horror films are without a doubt a reflection of their era, since so much of what society finds frightening is drawn from contemporary events & surroundings.  Many lesser known films ran your expectations off the road (Sleepaway Camp, anyone?), but these drove a stake into the heart of previous films and now live forever in pop culture.  They are not our favorites, but they cannot be ignored, Dan...


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Episode #139: Remakes for Debate: Fright Night

October 5th, 2014
Fright Night
1985 -VS- 2011

All Hallows Eve-tober is upon us and we have Tricks & Treats-a-plenty for the coming weeks.

We kick off week #1 in true Triforce style with a "horrific" chapter for our Remake series.  While neither of us can attest to being dyed-in-the-wool "Horror Flick Fanatics," we nonetheless have a deep-seated appreciation for most things ghastly, gross & ghoulish.

 So enough proselytizing...WELCOME TO FRIGHT NIGHT!  TWICE!!!


Music Plug:  We found 2 remixes for Married with Children used in this episode.  The 1st is by J4yThr3e, who has some cool original tracks (a lot like DJ Krush).
 The 2nd is by Dope The Mean Child, who does some cool mashups & pop-culture instrumentals.  Check out their pages for some nice beats.  Otherwise, sorry about the other soundtrack earworms we put in there (we aren't sorry).  

  

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